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Lisa Benson for March 27, 2020

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    sipsienwa Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yes, cheap drugs from China that big pharma makes a fortune on every day.

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    Dtroutma Premium Member 8 months ago

    And the UK, Israel, and several other countries for manufacture, but the big money is going to American “big pharma”.

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    Concretionist  8 months ago

    There used to be a law. Then there was a tax break for manufacturing drugs in Puerto Rico. But someone changed that, so Big Pharma moved to China. Not the smartest thing ever, but I’ve given up thinking that representative democracy can ever even get into the same area as “smart”.

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    Gen.Flashman  8 months ago

    The cost to actually manufacture drugs is nominal most of the cost comes from R/D, cost associated from drugs that failed, Marketing, Legal (lawsuits) and profit.

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    DeepState  8 months ago

    Follow the money…

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  8 months ago

    Yeah, what’s the deal with that, having lifesaving drugs be affordable to everyone?! We need some “means testing” in medicine- if you ain’t got the means, you don’t get the medicine!

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    Diane Lee Premium Member 8 months ago

    n 2017, the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense survived the transition intact. Its mission was the same as when the Obama administration established it after the Ebola epidemic of 2014: to do everything possible within the vast powers and resources of the U.S. government to prepare for the next disease outbreak and prevent it from becoming an epidemic or pandemic.One year later, the White House dissolved the office, leaving the country less prepared for pandemics like covid-19.The U.S. government’s slow and inadequate response to the new coronavirus underscores the need for organized, accountable leadership to prepare for and respond to pandemic threats.In a health security crisis, speed is essential. When this new coronavirus emerged, there was no clear White House-led structure to oversee our response, and we lost valuable time. Health systems are struggling to test patients and keep pace with growing caseloads. The specter of rapid community transmission and exponential growth is real and daunting. The job of a White House pandemics office would have been to get ahead: to accelerate the response, empower experts, anticipate failures, and act quickly and transparently to solve problems. It’s impossible to assess the full impact of the 2018 decision to disband the White House office responsible for this work, but it is clear that eliminating the office has contributed to the federal government’s sluggish domestic response. What’s especially concerning about the absence of this office today is that it was originally set up because a previous epidemic made the need for it quite clear.When asked about the slow roll-out of coronavirus tests in the U.S. on March 13, President Trump responded, “I don’t take responsibility at all.” Trump is not just responsible for it. He owns it The Trump Plague is not just his responsibility. It’s his fault.

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    braindead Premium Member 8 months ago

    Why is a DOCTOR identified as the “U.S. Health Care System”?

    U.S. health care is run by insurance companies, not doctors.

    The source of drugs, like most things, is decided by the patriotic multinational corporations.

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    braindead Premium Member 8 months ago

    https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2020/03/america-pandemic-response-swine-flu-avian?fbclid=IwAR00wJVhOAN3HIeF0wkoAXyUm-0tAwlQxPmulkEFR8S89r7xwp9jIvpUtzY

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    “I take no responsibility for any of it.”

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    Condoreggs Premium Member 8 months ago

    Trump’s death panel® conceived on the golf course

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    Nantucket Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yesterday, while he was supposed to be giving updates about Covid-19, Trump claimed that his tariffs “took money from China and gave it to farmers” which couldn’t be further from the truth. Then he claimed that previous administrations like “sleepy Joe and Obama” did nothing but Trump is fixing everything. Donald and Ivanka have all their products made in China, and the Repub / Trump tax cut of 2017 didn’t stop corporations like AT&T for outsourcing 28,000 jobs to China in 2018 and recently they eliminated thousands more U.S. jobs while they bragged about their great year and large profits. CEOs openly admitted that they were going to buy back stock BEFORE that tax cut was passed, but Trump is acting like he never heard about that.

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    tompet46  8 months ago

    Why did America stop manufacturing here Lisa? I bet it was because Big Pharma didn’t want to pay a living wage to it’s American employees. No??

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    ferddo  8 months ago

    Note that Ms. Benson includes “propaganda” as a drug…

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    flpmlp  8 months ago

    Bring back all drug manufacturing to USA!

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    brit-ed  8 months ago

    cheap drugs? Then somebody in the middle is making a boat load of money…

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